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Removing .htaccess un/pw prompts from certain sites

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Having little and less knowledge of .htaccess structure and functionality, I have been assigned to disabled the password prompting for one particular site on our server.  However, A) the .htaccess file is written in Perl, and B) I am not familiar enough with the syntax and functionality to make an assessment of what do do.

(note: we're running Apache 2.0.4)

There is also a htpasswd/ folder with 2 password files inside of it, and a separate htpassword file.  Here is a link to the file: http://www.brillohead.net/htsample.txt.

What can be changed or removed to not have a certain site have password prompting anymore?
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you need to go into your httpd.conf file

and under the website... remove the authconfig directive to completely remove login prompts

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hi ChefDavid,

You may wish to browse to Apache FAQ (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html).  There is a section that discuss about providing authentication for remote user, while allowing local user without any password.

The URL is : ttp://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html#remote-auth-onlyDeny from all

Allow from .domain.com
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/conf/htpasswd.users
AuthName "special directory"
Require valid-user
Satisfy any

Briefly, you may need to adjust the "Allow from .domain.com" to match the domain/IP address that you wish to exclude from the authentication prompt.

Allow from .yourdomain.com <--- will cause user from yourdomain.com to pass (the IP need to have PTR record define)
Allow from 123.123 <---- people from 123.123.x.x network
Allow from 123 <-- pople from 123.x.x.x network.

hope this would help.
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I actually just removed the .htaccess file from the domain's root folder, and problem solved.  However, I have much to learn so your answers will provide me with further guidance.
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